Some really good advice here! I agree with all of it.
These are some of the things that I’ve learned over the years, a lot of them things that I probably should have known, and that maybe you need to know, too. Some are more important than others, but they aren’t in any particular order. Let’s jump right in!
#1: Don’t Publish Right Away
If you’ve read some of my earlier posts, like Revision & Editing: Not Optional, than you know I can really close to publishing my first draft. Got proof copies and everything. But, you aren’t supposed to publish as soon as you finish your first draft. You need to go through developmental editing, but even after that’s done, and you have your nice, formatted and covered book, you still won’t want to publish right away. You want to give yourself time to order and review proofs, promote and build hype for your book (with ARCs and presale…
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